How I Use It
I use it to introduce maps. The students love seeing us zoom in closer and closer to the school (or their neighborhood), and to see areas they know. It is also great to use as a virtual field trip.
Take some time to explore Google Earth, and you will see how it best fits with your curriculum. Students will want to use it on their own time. Students of all abilities can take something away from Google Earth, and it can be used in a variety of settings.